Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Slashing and burning of hedges and trees rear of farmhouse
BUCKLERS FARM, THE FOLLY, NETHER COMPTON, SHERBORNE, DT9 4QG
This decision is taken under delegated powers set out in Paragraph 145 of the Officer Scheme of Delegation in the Council’s constitution, which grants delegated authority to undertake all action in order to regulate any actual, perceived or potential breach of any
of the Town and Country Planning Legislation including:
(f) to determine whether or not to take and/or to cease action whether because in
his/her opinion the breach is trivial, there is insufficient demonstrable harm and/or, it
is not expedient to take / continue to take action
This authority has been delegated to me through the Local Scheme of Nomination for the Executive Director for Place.
The time that has lapsed since this case was brought to the Council’s attention is likely to undermine any action that could have been taken. Additionally, the area cleared appears to form part of the farmhouses historical garden, which may mean that Hedgerow Regulations would not apply.
Formal action, given the doubt over the hedgerow status and length of time that has passed it is considered that any action taken would likely fail.
Publication date: 25/01/2023
Date of decision: 24/01/2023